AMLI Wallingford is a 239-unit, landmark project just above Gasworks Park at the north end of Lake Union in Seattle, WA. Completed in 2017, the project helped AMLI to earn the distinction of USGBC’s Developer of the Year. Two buildings on the north and south sides of N. 34th Street comprise the project, each with 4 stories of conventional wood framed construction. The project has an abundance of common spaces embracing the site’s location, and also incorporates beyond code HVAC equipment to boost the energy savings contributing to the LEED for Homes Silver certification.

O’Brien & Company provided LEED for Homes support and verification services on the project. This large and multi-phase project was the first LEED for Homes project for much of the construction team. We worked with the Rafn team to incorporate LEED requirements into their quality assurance process.  This kept the project on track to pass final performance tests without any failures.  There are many layers to the buildings’ LEED rating that are not obvious on the surface: from the materials selected, like the FSC-certified woods on the many outdoor amenity spaces, to the exemplary program and materials for training the property management team. The latter plays a role in continued building performance, as well as helping residents to better use and benefit from the green features in their apartment. The Wallingford project is a representative building in AMLI’s green-built portfolio and of the increasing stock of LEED-certified housing in the broader PNW region.

Project Team:

  • Owner/Developer: AMLI
  • Architect: GGLO
  • Contractor: RAFN Construction
  • MEP: Rushing
  • Energy Modeler: Rushing
  • Commissioning Agent: Glumac
  • Landscape Designer or Contractor: GGLO
  • Civil Engineers: BRH